You’ve heard of Cabernet Sauvignon, now meet one of its parents! The red Cabernet Franc grape is an important blending grape often combined with Cab Sauv, bringing violet, campfire smoke, mint aromatics and lush plum fruit. On its own as a pure varietal wine, it is fragrant and elegant, evoking Cabernet’s dark-fruited profile, but with much silkier tannins and lovely perfume. That aspect of the style makes it chillable and elegant but still very complex. If you fish and cook your catch, it’s great with the earthy flavors of trout or catfish. Smoked or long-cooked pork, earthy-grainy dishes like tamales or croquettes, all love Cabernet Franc, as does cheese and charcuterie when it’s too hot to actually cook.
ABV % = 13.5